DISTANCE
7.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,480 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
3 months ago

High end of moderate. For folks already acclimated to the elevation here, I’m sure it’s moderate. For late 40s folks from the Midwest where we live everyday life below 1000 ft, it’s understandably more challenging. Reaching the peak at Fred’s Mt was a great challenge, and the views are truly exhilarating. We stopped there and fueled up on some salted cashews and an energy bar. For me, continuing on from there to the Mary’s Saddle was where things got tough. But the view from the saddle is well worth it. Truly stunning stuff. Bugs were present but not very bad.